Napata

Napata

Napata was a city-state of ancient Nubia on the west bank of the Nile River, at the site of modern Karima, Northern Sudan. Napata was founded by Thutmose III in the 15th century BC after his conquest of Nubia. The Temple of Amun is located at the site.

Site Information

Country: Sudan

District: Northern State

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Kingdom of Kush

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian & Kushite Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

Date of Inscription: 2003

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